Season Review: Edrick Lee

Joining the club from Cronulla at the start of the season, Edrick Lee enjoyed a terrific start to his 2019 campaign.

Cementing himself in the starting side through some solid performances, Lee became an integral part of the nib Newcastle Knights backline and was heavily involved in the side which went on a six-game winning streak mid-year.

Lee scored six tries down his left flank in his 14 appearances, breaking the line once in half those games, and also contributing two try assists, six offloads and 38 tackle breaks.

The big man also proved to be quite the workhorse, running for an average of 126 metres per game.

Unfortunately, that’s where Lee’s luck ended in 2019.

Lee suffered a fractured arm in the Round 15 win over Brisbane, which saw him sidelined for the back half of the year.

Lee’s absence was clearly felt, with his left edge defence and go-forward in the Knights red-zone one of the key omissions that contributed to the unfortunate finish to the Knights season.

Despite the injury, Lee's form was so impressive in the first half of the season that it saw him nominated for the Dally M Winger of the Year.

With a full pre-season awaiting a now-fresh Edrick Lee, 2020 shapes as a huge season for the try-scoring wingers.